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Mango Tango

Virginia Aquarium and US NAVY Sea Turtle Research Project

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Species: Kemp's Ridley
Life Stage: Juvenile
Gender: Unknown
Release Date: 2017-07-10 04:00:00
Release Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Last Location: 2017-08-17 01:24:37

Adoptive Parents:
Aubrey Thames


“Mango Tango” was hooked by a recreational angler at a pier in Hampton on 26 June, 2017. This turtle was hooked in the mouth and the angler cut the hook at the shaft. The hook fragment in the mouth was superficial and fell out on its own, but radiographs revealed a 2nd ingested hook fragment in the GI tract. The hook fragment was monitored for movement with repeat radiographs and the animal passed the hook 10 days after being admitted. The animal has no other hooks present was determined to be suitable for release by the Virginia Aquarium veterinarian. Mango Tango was turtle was outfitted with a small satellite tag and the tracks can be viewed on The tags and tagging project are supported by US Fleet Forces Command and NAVFAC LANT.

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